Bellator 229 Fight Card Set For Friday On Paramount Network
Former Bellator welterweight champion Andrey Koreshkov returns to the cage this Friday night live on Paramount Network to take on Lorenz Larkin.
The full slate of bouts for Bellator’s return to Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, Calif. this Friday has been completed with a stacked four-fight main card and a total of nine preliminary and post-lim contests set for Bellator 229.
The main event of Friday’s card at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT on Paramount Network, and simulcast on DAZN, will feature a 170-pound headliner, as former Bellator welterweight champion Andrey Koreshkov (22-3) returns to action against Southern California’s own Lorenz Larkin (20-7, 1 NC).
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Rounding out the stacked main card, fans will see a lightweight matchup pitting the always-exciting Saad Awad (23-11) against Brazil’s Goiti Yamauchi (23-4), the return of undefeated Keri Taylor Melendez (3-0) in a 118-pound contract weight bout against Mandy Polk (6-4) of Memphis, and an intriguing middleweight MMA clash between world-renowned kickboxer Joe Schilling (4-5) and Tony Johnson (8-2).
The preliminary and post-lim card for Bellator 229: Koreshkov vs. Larkin will be highlighted by appearances from notable Bellator veterans and prospects, including Johnny Eblen (5-0), Adel Altamimi (8-5), Hracho Darpinyan (17-8-2), Jordan Newman (1-0), Anatoly Tokov (28-2) and his brother Vladimir Tokov (3-0).
Additionally, Southern California-based talents Joey Davis (5-0) and Guilherme “Bomba” (10-5) look to entertain their hometown crowd. Lastly, Bay Area-standouts, Derek Anderson (15-3, 1 NC) and Mauricio Alonso (13-7, 1 NC), make their return following lengthy hiatuses from the Bellator cage.
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Bellator 229: Koreshkov vs. Larkin will be broadcast Friday on Paramount Network at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT and will stream LIVE on DAZN. Preliminary and post-lim action will stream on DAZN, Bellator.com and globally on the Bellator Mobile App.
Here’s a look at the scheduled fight card:
BELLATOR 229: KORESHKOV VS. LARKIN
Preliminary Card (DAZN/Bellator Mobile App, 8 p.m. ET)
Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Adel Altamimi (8-5) vs. Salim Mukhidinov (6-3)
Middleweight Preliminary Bout: Anatoly Tokov (28-2) vs. Hracho Darpinyan (17-8-2)
Main Card (Paramount Network/DAZN, at 9 p.m. ET)
Welterweight Main Event: Andrey Koreshkov (22-3) vs. Lorenz Larkin (20-7, 1 NC)
Lightweight Co-Main Event: Saad Awad (23-11) vs. Goiti Yamauchi (23-4)
118-Pound Contract Weight Main Card Bout: Keri Taylor Melendez (3-0) vs. Mandy Polk (6-4)
Middleweight Main Card Bout: Joe Schilling (4-5) vs. Tony Johnson (8-2)
Post-Lim Card (DAZN/Bellator Mobile App, Following Main Card)
Welterweight Post-Lim Bout: Derek Anderson (15-3, 1 NC) vs. Guilherme “Bomba” (10-5)
Welterweight Post-Lim Bout: Joey Davis (5-0) vs. Jeff Peterson (10-7)
Middleweight Post-Lim Bout: Johnny Eblen (5-0) vs. Mauricio Alonso (13-7, 1 NC)
Lightweight Post-Lim Bout: Vladimir Tokov (4-0) vs. Brandon Hastings (6-3)
Middleweight Post-Lim Bout: Jordan Newman (1-0) vs. Riley Miller (Pro Debut)
Lightweight Post-Lim Bout: Sunni Imhotep (2-0) vs. Kelvin Gentapanan (Pro Debut)
Featherweight Post-Lim Bout: Jay-Jay Wilson (3-0) vs. Jorge Juarez (4-1)